Effective 1/11/2021 the DWC will allow settlement agreement "walk-throughs"
via LifeSize app from M-F at 2-4pm. The documents must already be filed in EAMS when appearing before the Judge.
2021: MILEAGE RATE DECREASES
The 2021 mileage reimbursement rate will be 56 cents, a decrease from the 57.5 cents allowed in 2020.This new rate will apply to all travel in 2021, regardless of the date of injury.
CA: MINIMUM WAGE INCREASED
Effective 1/1/2021 the minimum wage in California increases to $13 per hour for businesses with 25 employees or less, and $14 per hour for businesses with 26 employees or more.
[COMMENT: Adjusters handling cases with minimum wage earners need to assess whether a TD indemnity increase is warranted on 1/1/2021 based upon hours worked x the new minimum wage rate.]
HEWS is now in Glendale under the leadership of managing attorney Lynn P. Peterson. The office is located at:
Hallett, Emerick, Wells & Sareen PLC
111 E. Broadway, Ste 204
Glendale, CA 91205
P: 818-265-0940; F: 818-265-0943